IT'S OK TO ASK FOR HELP! I need your help so I can shave my hair off

By Denisa K

Denisa is raising funds for mental health foundation to open the conversation about suicide prevention while she is getting fitter and before she shaves all her hair off!

It can be very very scary to ask for a help!
Ok then. I am going to do it first! I need your help as I realised I can’t do this on my own!

I have been trying to gain my health and fitness back for the last 2 years and never made it last long enough to get me where I want to be.
Almost like I wasn’t important enough to reach my goals, for myself!

First we do need to believe in ourselves and I am personally working on it but sometimes we can get there from the other end when others believe in us!
So this time I am going to do it differently!
I am doing it for Me, You and Them!

This fundraiser is a metaphor of how we can support and motivate each other.
It’s a reminder how believing in someone and showing them is a first step all of us can do.

I could set a goal of how much weight I should loose or how many pushups to smash by the end of this year to make it measurable. But these are not important. Not this time. I will know when I reach the goal, which is to love exercise again, be healthy (in and out) and feel good in my own body.
I know I can get there by eating well and regularly, moving often(trying new way of movements) and resting when needed.
I will also keep an eye on my hydration and stress levels and most importantly on my own mental health.

Also, I always wanted to shave my hair, at least once in my life!
So I am going to do it in a style and with a purpose!

My goal is to raise $10000+ for the Mental Health Foundation and help to open the conversation about suicide prevention.
To show how important it is not to be afraid to ask for a help when needed the most.
I will take my hair off! - on 4th of March. You are more than welcome to join me:D There will be a special event - info to come soon:)
I think I hide behind my hair too much! I believe this will be another step forward for me to loving my true self without being too concerned about my looks!


I have been sharing my 2 months journey  via daily posts on my personal facebook page and instagram
https://www.instagram.com/denisaisaskingforhelp

Where I got bit more open about my personal experience with the mental health struggles and the times when asking for a help literally saved my life, my personal insights and what I find helpful in a situation that feels like there is no solution.

By donating and sharing this page you can help!
Thank you in advance if you choose to donate or share with your friends! But please talk to each other and ask for a help if you need to! Or ask others how they really are. We can prevent suicide! 


All the donations will go to the Mental Health Foundation

Each year 1 in 5 Kiwis experience a mental health problem. The Mental health Foundation ensures no one has to face this on their own.

They work to raise awareness about mental health, and ways we can look after our mental wellbeing. They take calls and answer emails from people who are looking to access their local mental health services. They provide free wellbeing resources and information about what to do if you, or someone you care about is not coping or needs help. They do work in the rural sector, in workplaces, schools and through community groups.
For people living with or supporting someone with mental illness they advocate for better access to services, equal opportunities in employment and work closely with the media to ensure portrayals of people experiencing mental illness are balanced and helpful.

Thank you to my Supporters

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Anonymous

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Denisa Kolo

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Anonymous

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Clare Calvert

Courageous Denisa! ! Hope the shave feels amazing!!

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Anonymous

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Corinne Yurisich

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Chris

Your awesome i fully support you in your battle to raise awareness your cheery smile gives me a lift every-time I walk in the Gym you will rock the bald look :-)

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Mika Iwashita

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Anonymous

from Jill

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Anonymous

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Arjun Prema

Love you :) your amazing!

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Jennifer Paul

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Mika Iwashita

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Anonymous

Saturday market!!:)

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Jill Jackson

I find your courage, honesty and commitment to this goal most inspiring.

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Anna Dawson

Good luck and let me know if you need any plastic free food for future fundraising!

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Pablo Salcedo

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Anonymous

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Julie

Go girl

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Mika Iwashita

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Anonymous

Well Done Denisa- Go Girl!!!!!!

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Maree Telford

Denisa, this is an amazing thing to do.

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Lisa Waldner

Love that you're doing this Denisa. Find it reallt inspiring

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Anonymous

Saturday Ostend Market round 2 - thanks everyone:)

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Anonymous

Indy's fundraising curry pot + $$$ from donated clothes sold Thank you everybody! AMAZING STUFF

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Anonymous

Love your commitment to this Denisa. Mental health so important... thanks for being such an inspiration x

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Nicola Hambly

Thanks for my dresses Lisa Emmins xxx

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Sara Morbidelli

Grazie denisa!!

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Rebecca Lloyd

You are awesome! And what you are doing is amazing! :)

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Belinda Robinson

You go girl!

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Sue R

A good cause. Good luck

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Seona Beattie

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Seona Beattis

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Daniel Orbell

Loving your efforts denisa...your a total inspiration for all...

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Chaz And Olive

Whoop whoop you’re a super star! X

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Michelle

What an amazing and courageous journey you're on. Big Respect. Keep up the great work. X

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Anonymous

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Zumba Waiheke

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Lenka

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Anonymous

I bet we all know friends with mental health issues. We all need to care more. Let's not wait until we're asked for help. Let's volunteer help sooner. Well done for asking for help whilst volunteering! You are amazing!!

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Anonymous

Donations from Saturday Ostend Market Thank you so much!

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Chiara

You have all my support Denisa! Thanks for helping me and for being so respectful of yourself, of people, animals and planet earth! So much to learn from you!

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Anonymous

From Lynice

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Anonymous

It’s for your haircut :D

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Jane Eagles

Just want to support mental health. What are you going to do with $10,000?

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Andrea Cole

Good On You Denisa. Very brave

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Dr Sarah Farrant

Denisa, thank you for having the courage to talk about your journey X

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Mads (world's Best Spinner)

I will help you. I like you. You've got this.

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Hayley

I want to see the moustache!

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Nicola Hambly

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Lisa Emmins

Go girl!!!

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Anonymous

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Andrea Rossi

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Rhonda Jackson

You rock Denisa. Thanks for sharing x Rhonda

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Jo Tarlton

Love your work Denisa! Good luck xx

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Philip England

You’re a wonderful human and I’m glad you exist.

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Gail Trapp

Better buy a balaclavaπŸ‘Ά

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Angela Hayes

You are an inspiration Denisa ❀

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Anonymous

You. Are. Amazing! - just as you are! x

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Lexy Davis

You’re awesome

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Anonymous

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Maureen Algar

I know how hard it is to gain the courage to actually talk to others about a mental health journey Denisa. You have written a very honest and inspirational piece . Thank you.

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Tehaunui Suhas

Good initiative mate. Keep going πŸ˜˜πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜Ž

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Willow Rowntree

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Billie Collings

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